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by Silknor
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: scalia dead
Replies: 238
Views: 36986

Re: scalia dead

And textualism is such a ridiculous idea that anybody who even thinks about entertaining the notion should be barred from any legal position, forever. I do admit that it is impressive that Scalia managed to convince so many people of his utter madness, but that doesn't change the fact that it is ut...
by Silknor
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D2 - Heartbreak Hotel

Are you serious? Townies on this site will lie about their role at L-1? If so, you guys seriously need to stop doing that. Hiding certain aspects of a role can sometimes be okay, but outright lying to preserve yourself is super bad value for the town. I doubt it usually takes to L-1, but yes. Peopl...
by Silknor
Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D2 - Heartbreak Hotel

That was the breadcrumbing? Seriously? I mean I didn't believe your claim to start with(who would?) but that's it? You didn't believe his claim? Why are you voting for BoomFrog? Of course I don't believe his claim. Roleclaims are by and large cheap talk (the lovers were an exception due to the conf...
by Silknor
Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D2 - Heartbreak Hotel

@Wam - Yes, a few roles are new to me: Town - Commuter Mafia - Strongman & Ninja Not that they are difficult to understand, just never seen them as-is before. Point to note, Mafia have 2 possibilities of defining who will carry out the NK That was the breadcrumbing? Seriously? I mean I didn't b...
by Silknor
Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D2 - Heartbreak Hotel

By the way, if BigNose does flip scum, Yoshi and wam are likely (the last two?) scum. BoomFrog will be confirmed town. Probably Freezeblade too. USN is a decent pick for scum if it comes down to it. If he flips town, don't lynch BoomFrog immediately, but that should be strongly considered. Everythi...
by Silknor
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D2 - Heartbreak Hotel

Sorry about the length of that post :D I wasn't able to post yesterday and a lot has happened.

TL;DR: Lynch BoomFrog, ignore roleclaims, shoot down mass-claimlike strategies with extreme prejudice.
by Silknor
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D2 - Heartbreak Hotel

I do see what could go wrong with it, but it's unlikely we are in that case. I did not target Lunchmeat last night. However. The line must be drawn here. This far, no further! If we do this strategy daily, we are dangerously close to a mass claim. I believe it could easily be game breaking and game ...
by Silknor
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D2 - Heartbreak Hotel

Boomfrog's posts today seem to be a lot of active lurking. Instead of scumhunting, he asks player X what they think about player Y. Over and over. It's a safe way to generate a lot of posts (while making it less obvious that he completely ignored all discussion, positive and critical, or his say if ...
by Silknor
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D2 - Heartbreak Hotel

@silknor: same points actually. Does mpolo being scum and Vytron town not factor in to your opinions of my actions D1? What actions? You jumped your vote around repeatedly. Indeed you were voting USN less than a day before you switched to Mpolo. Nor do you make any real case against mpolo, you just...
by Silknor
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D2 - Heartbreak Hotel

@Silknor - now that you know you were wrong about vytron, what's your opinion regarding the scummiest person? Are you still focusing on BoomFrog as your number two choice? Or wam and me? I just skimmed your posts, and those are the only other people that jumped out at me. Yep, my largest suspicion ...
by Silknor
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D2 - Heartbreak Hotel

@Yoshimitsu: Bit confused here. You were voting for jewish_scientist at the end of day 1, say you still want them lynched, and are "ready to jump on that wagon", so you vote Freezeblade? Based on your post and the fact that Freezeblade didn't post since your previous post, it seems the onl...
by Silknor
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7487
Views: 819315

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Fun Auction Game! A lot of the game info here will be copy and paste from Evil Auction and Silknor's GGL game, please read it over though for any changes from that game. Phase One (will take place after 10 sign ups are reached): Players will have a brief (72 hours or so) window to send the ...
by Silknor
Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

Hopefully a short one, the weekend is coming and I think it would have been optimal for Day to end on the next 12 hours, otherwise many people aren't even going to be here when day end is called. While I can understand the desire for the sun to set, I think it should be obvious that proposing to en...
by Silknor
Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

@BoomFrog, openly declaring you're ignoring my posts the instant I start to suspect you? Reproduced the relevant section below for reference: I was previously reluctant to l lynch USN because she was contributing but she seems to be happy to have disappeared after discussion of Vytron died off. Her ...
by Silknor
Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

But why would scum!FB do that? To earn my trust? I'm the only player that knows I'm town, it makes no sense for scum!FB to do that other than earning my trust, and I think scum!FB would rather lynch me than earning my trust. Why might scum!freezeblade vote for jewish_scientist (creating a tie given...
by Silknor
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

If he was scum he'd know I was town and would have voted me, ensuring that I get lynched, and not him, at that point. Instead he chooses to vote for a scummy person that I said I'd vote for it they got a vote. This argument fails the First Law Of Mafia: if town would do something, so might scum. Al...
by Silknor
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

A tie results in a no-lynch. no lynching is a Bad Thing TM . That combined with the fact that a me-lynch would be bad as well, I'll do this: Unvote Vote: jewish_scientist A tie is bad, therefore you vote in a way that makes a tie more likely? You don't give any reason for picking jewish_scientist o...
by Silknor
Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

1) Vig is not a negative townie unless it is a compulsive vig or the townie is a poor decision maker. Since I am arguing we should not lynch them it is bizarre to try and counter my argument by saying one could be a bomb. I feel like you arguing for the sake of arguing here. 2A) If they are...
by Silknor
Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

I'm not sure if your misrepresentations of my views are intentional, but they are not accurate. I've noted 3 other people I suspect (freezeblade, mpolo, and KazukoKodo). As I said in my previous post, my suspicions on them are minor, and none seem to be close as likely as being scum as the chance th...
by Silknor
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

EBWOP: "I'm leaving the analysis in point 4 there to point out BigNose's mistake (not thinking that the SK could be a lover, but bad analysis of how the mafia would deal with a town+SK lover pair)." That should say BoomFrog, not BigNose. I scrolled up too far and used the name from the pre...
by Silknor
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

Lots and lots of back and forth between Silknor and Vytron with no conclusion, other than congratulatory pats on the back for each other. Probably no hand-shake between them and potentially a PR stunt. I'm voting for Vytron and consider them by far the best target for a lynch today, so I'm not sure...
by Silknor
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

KazukoKodo: Seems everyone is fine with them being town. (Even Silknor, while not accepting the miller claim immediately, doesn't say anything against it.) Actually I think KazukoKodo is slightly more likely than average to be scum. I didn't even look up to see who posted it because I consider it m...
by Silknor
Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

No, you are ignoring player reactions. If you ignore player reactions then we can actually vote no lynch because there's some big chance we lynch a townie D1 according to math. We lynch because we're supposed to find out who's scum and are much more likely to lynch them than math says, or use the i...
by Silknor
Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

Okay, I'll go and claim it: I think there's a 66% chance that there's one scum and one town on wam and dim group. This is because of the {town, scum} and {scum, town} possibilities, which take half of the cake, the other half taken but {scum, scum}, {town, town}. The thing is, I really don't believ...
by Silknor
Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

EBWOP: 45% of at least 1 being scum assuming 4 scum and not counting independent. Not of at least 2.
by Silknor
Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

I am also wondering if they have day or night chat, which in the moderate* probability that one of them is scum, scum have a de facto extra member. Obvious wine is that they're both scum trying a high-level gambit. Based on these considerations, I think that one of them should be lynched D2. *Assum...
by Silknor
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

EBWOP: 42%=10.5/16*9.5/15. I typed it into my calculator correctly but mistyped it in the forum. Those numbers are obviously very rough, but 10 or 11 townies out of 16 seems reasonable.
by Silknor
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

I mean, a scum/independent might be happy to confirm they're lovers with someone when they aren't, but then why would wam have picked them? If wam is a non-lover mason, it seems really unlikely they would have picked a non-mason to claim is their lover. While if dimochka is a non-lover Mason, it see...
by Silknor
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

Now, there are four possible combinations of alignment for wam and dim: both scum, both town, scum!wam + town!dim and town!wam +scum!dim. You are leaving out all the independents. That greatly complicates things. If both are town, we can expect them to be killed overnight - two kills for one NK act...
by Silknor
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

That's very unconvincing.

I think I've made my reasons for this clear enough.

Vote: Vytron
by Silknor
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

^Silknor: another player tunneling on Vytron. Ya know guys, even if you're town, if you're going to spend the entire game only dissecting everything I'll say, it'd probably be better to just lynch you so the remaining townies scumhunt instead of Vytronhunt. Guilty as charged! I'm only human, or am ...
by Silknor
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

Jesters are more a distraction than anything, and survivors only become problematic if the game goes on long enough for it to be beneficial to them to team up with town . (Emphasis added) Freudian slip, mpolo? :p Fake-edit: Awww, USN beat me to it. And while I don't believe scum never slip like Vyt...
by Silknor
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

No, given the lack of subtlety, it seems obvious your goal is for the Mafia to not target you If it is obvious that that's what I want, then mafia will NK me. Which is the point. Everyone wants to live! You wanting to live gives no information. It does, however, generate lots of wine-beer, which no...
by Silknor
Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

Moody - why do you equate wanting to stay alive in the game to being scummy? That is equally the case with power town. (I am claiming nothing by the way.) If we are being honest, I think that players' desire to stay alive is likely more a function of their enjoyment of the game, their available tim...
by Silknor
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Seaside Mafia: Game Over!
Replies: 763
Views: 73934

Re: [L] Seaside Mafia: D1 - Another Dead Mayor

I'm willing to accept the miller claim for now, unless someone else plans on counterclaiming it, then discussion should follow. Although we aren't garenteed to have a cop, so it might be useless, no harm I suspose. Why are you willing to accept the miller claim at all? I do not in any way see that ...
by Silknor
Thu May 29, 2014 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7487
Views: 819315

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Seaside Mafia Summer has arrived in forumland, and the fun-loving citizens of xkcdia are looking forward to their annual outing to the charming little resort of Lynching-on-Sea. But, as ever, the Mafia are hot on their trail! Sun, sand, and slaughter... what more could you want from a holiday? Mod:...
by Silknor
Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Supreme Court - Brought to you by Koch Industries
Replies: 84
Views: 12769

Re: US Supreme Court - Brought to you by Koch Industries

Your argument doesn't match the ruling of the case. You stated that Congress should make no law that infringes on the 1st amendment. The ruling states that collective limits on contributions is bad, but individual limits on contributions is fine. Under your view, all contribution limits would be un...
by Silknor
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP Demands Money & Permanent Underclass for Immigration
Replies: 72
Views: 11945

Re: GOP Demands Money & Permanent Underclass for Immigration

Economically speaking, immigration is a very good thing so long as the immigrants are at least as productive as the natives. I don't think I've heard this qualification before, could you elaborate? Are you comparing it to median productiveness? Average? Segregating by occupation/general skill level...
by Silknor
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Price Discrimination
Replies: 82
Views: 24476

Re: Price Discrimination

I think as long as the reason the price discrimination exists is not due to a large upswing in demand, then it is fair. "What's that? You can afford to spend $10,000 on a cracker? Ok, I'll sell you a cracker for $10,000." That's fine. "What's that? We are in the middle of a natural d...
by Silknor
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Advanced drugs not developed for people of India
Replies: 114
Views: 14296

Re: Advanced drugs not developed for people of India

@Silknor, Elasto Wouldn't it be easier to simply require the companies to make all relevant information available? I shouldn't have to go to a website and look up the nutritional information of a box of pasta, it should be right there on the box (verified by the FDA of course). Like...

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